[Advaita-l] Nachiketa-God Yama
rkabhi at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 10:36:51 CDT 2005
It is actually "Exalting Elucidations".
PS. For those interested, copies available at:
Sri Sringeri Mutt Book Shop, Sringeri-577139
Sri Sringeri Shankar Mutt, Shankarpuram, Bangalore-560004.
On Apr 7, 2005 6:47 PM, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian
<rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's true (did you see this in "The Jagadguru Replies"?) and also
> happens to be the standard mImA.nsA position on "stories" in the veda.
> I won't go into the reasons here. Sha.nkara also agrees with that. But
> in story of nachiketa and yama, the position is that it was not an
> actual happening which is being narrated in the upanishad. I.e., only
> the historicity is denied. But the story does illustrate certain
> points, namely that devas can be enlightened, necessity of
> concentration, necessity of a guru, etc. That the stories can
> **illustrate certain key points inspite of not being real incidents is
> indeed accepted**.
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